GoodStart Early Learning
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Not one of the best child care centers to work for mainly looks after permanent staff and not casuals ' Good thing was for cost of each day child attended is that all nappies food drinks sun screen are supp;ied
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Horrible place

Horrible place to work for. I was a casual and gossiped about by staff behind my back. They never went to lunch on time and blamed me for being late. I couldn’t leave fast enough.

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Everything
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Had a great experience working here

Absolutely adored working with all the children. I learned so much about young children likes and dislikes and how to properly maintain a place like Goodstart.
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Goodstart you work as a team. A typical day you look after children and engage with them. Most days you will go under roof ratios. The enjoyable part is seeing children smile.

Pros

Working with other staff

Cons

Under roof ratios
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bush kinder

: welcoming and friendly environment : hardest but rewarding at the same time is getting to work with children of all learning difficulties : enjoyable part is seeing the smiles on the children faces
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Just a bad place to work.

Don’t work here. You will constantly get bullied from your so called work “friends” management is horrible. even the boss talks badly about staff. Very clicky groups. Constant anxiety. Very manipulative people to work with. Very bad energy, Every centre is different. But just be careful. The whole centre is just going down the drain to be honest. I have friends out of the workplace that have bought their kids to care and have said how rude and lazy staff are and that they wish they never bought them.
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Great education centre

Loved working at good start early Learning centre the staff were more then friendly kind willing to help with anything asked of them the centre was clean and tidy
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Unpleasant experience

I’ve been bullied for years at this workplace and management don’t take anything seriously. The culture is bad and the way the children are treated is unpleasant too. No one cares. You’re just expected to shut up and do your job.
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Educational Assistant

It was a pleasure to work for a professional business and professional educators each day . I can highly recommend this childcare to any parent and or prospective employer looking to work for a fantastic business which prides itself by providing excellence every day.
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Productive

Wonderful place to work and learn. I did prac with them. They gave me more then enough work experience.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wonderful staff and children and wonderful play expereinces.
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Lots of paperwork....not so much about the children

Never in new management did l have a flexiable work life balance....they made it difficult 4 me 2 meet home commitments...( newly single parent) and l had been with company 7 yrs...l had no option but 2 leave company as they were non accomodationing 4 my circumstances....however it does depend on directors and management

Cons

Not accomdomating for personal circumstances
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lots of centres for causals to work in

The children are adorable which makes the job enjoyable. if you find the right centre that you think is a good centre for you then you will love your work. it can be challenging at times to gain extra hours of work can be challenging to get with relief ruler program. relief ruler us great if you can gain shift through it if you are sitting on your phone all day, but is horrible if you are always loosing shifts if our internet is slow at loading websites.

Pros

as relief staff member you can work at a varity of different centres and age groups

Cons

Relief ruler can be a pain in the bum to us...... resulting in loss of work
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Unfairly discriminated for no reason

I was unfairly targeted and discriminated against while on placement. I was told about everything that was said and everything was a lie about me and was unfairly treated by my teachers because of it. Ended up leaving because I was unfairly treated
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very fun and active working enviroment

as I was doing my work placement at a goodstart centre I found that the staff were very welcoming and taught me many new things to do with the day to day work and activities in the centre.
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Amazing, Fun, Loving & Caring Work Environment

A typical day at work is always awesome, it's fun, the other educators are amazing & friendly people, we are really passionate about what we do at Goodstart, the children are just amazing, each & every one of them. I have learned so much about a lot of different things, i have learned a lot of knowledge through 'Mandatory Training', i now have a clearer knowledge of how the Centre's run, i have learned to communicate with families.

Pros

amazing work colleagues, non-profit organization, Goodstart put children first, rewarding job, over 600 Goodstart Centre's in Australia

Cons

none
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Creating a fun and safe place

Make sure the room is set up for the children to have a creative and happy day. Make sure everything is clean. Discuss with other workers how we can make the day a pleasant and educational experience for the the children and know our roles for the day. The children are the most important little humans that we can help them through their day and week. I absolutely love being part of that and watching them grow and understand life.

Pros

Watching the children grow

Cons

When the children leave to go to big school
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great place to work

An amazing workplace environment to be apart of. A very rewarding job. busy day with energetic children management were incredible support to staff best part of my job was being there for the children
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fun and friendly workplace

interacting with the children everyday and planning different activities i learnt there is a lot more to the job then just playing with the children and that you have to plan different activities to do with the children

Pros

playing with children
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fun fun fun learning by play

I really enjoyed my time at goodstart I valued each and every child as unique and special I loved interacting with the children and learning as much from them as they did from me it enriched my life and made my job that much more rewarding I use to leave work knowing that i had made a difference in the life of a child and with a sense of acheivement
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enjoyable workplace

the centre follows rules properly and the ratio is always met, organised centre that gives time to do paperwork during work hours. well equiped and great excursion opportunities

Pros

happy atmosphere

Cons

none
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Productive, fun, professional work environment with room for further development

Every half hour since work starts all employees have a task that they have to fill before arrival of children. This allows time management practice and working together as a team. There is always on going training where needed for every individual employee. Where I was which is Good Start Kempsey management need a lot more training them selfs with time management and staff communication. Family orientated. When employing new staff the management feel that they should be perfectly knowing of job role without question no help form other staff on experience training. The incentives that are provided is the most enjoyable part.
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3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture
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